Is this Crooked?

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  1. doziergraphic

    doziergraphic TPF Noob!

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    My biggest problem is shooting crooked - then not seeing it! But I'm working on it. So, is THIS shot crooked?

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    The steps seem to be mostly level. I think the trees are leaning somewhat, but there is not much to do about that.
     
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    Yeah - the steps look straight to me too, but everything else (even the path) is leaning to the left.
     
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    My first thought was, "Are you stupid... of course its crooked."

    But then I looked at it a little futher.... the steps, both in the foreground and the background are straight.

    I dont know if you did it on purpose or not... but its a great optical illusion. Your picture is straight, your horizon is level... its a great shot, but I can't help but tilt my head a little. :thumbup:
     
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    there is no clear horizon or expectedly level object so to answer your question.... you tell us.






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    Since most people wouldnt build crooked stone steps, I would say that following the horizonal lines of the steps makes this correct.
     
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    One of the experiences I have from my many years of hiking, is not to count on the trees growing straight, especially on mountain and hillsides.
     
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    Right on. Thanks. Like I said, since a couple of posts here pointed out my crooked shots, I've been second-guessing all my stuff. I looked at this til I was cross-eyed. A good lesson for me to pay more attention to the subject matter when I'm shooting and would have known if the trees were that way or not - or if it was my lens, which I don't think it was.

    Thanks again!
     
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    If you have photoshop there is a great tool called smart lines, which you drag out from the ruler. (Not being sarcastic at all, some people just don't know)

    Really the easiest way to test it.
     
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    ...and from my experiences, stone steps on a dirt path can't be counted on for being straight either. :p
     
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    ... but I think you can count SOME more on man-made things than on wind-swept trees on a hillside... so taking those steps as a reference isn't the wrongest thing to do, after all, I say ;) .
     
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    If the left side is south and right side is north and you're facing west, then the trees are probably leaning south(left) towards the summer sun. I would say its level, but really you could alter it and people would still wonder.
     

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